Who’s who

Pierre-François pfm_idMigeotte, PhD., MSc. Physics
He received a master degree in physics from Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in 1996 and in 1997 a higher degree in Business Administration from ISC St Louis. In 2003, he earned the Ph.D. degree in Sciences from the ULB. His doctoral work focused on  adaptation of human physiology to spaceflight and microgravity. His research interests include space exploration and the adaptation of the human physiology to microgravity, artificial gravity, and other extreme environments. He is involved in the development of numerical signal processing techniques and devices for the noninvasive and ambulatory monitoring of the cardiorespiratory function. In 1999, he received the first prize of the student contest of the “Life Odyssey Symposium” delivered by the European Space Agency (ESA) and since then he had the opportunity to conduct several studies during ESA parabolic flight campaigns. In 2007, he joined the European Space Agency and worked as a Mission Support Scientist in the Mission Science Office of the Human Space Flight directorate at the ESA-ESTEC site in The Netherlands where he gained experience in the operation of scientific experiments onboard the International Space Station. In 2008 he joined the Royal Military Academy of Belgium where he contributed to found the research unit VIPER. He contributed to several research projects performed in space or on returning Cosmonauts (Cardiocog, SPIN, SPIN-D) and in extreme environments such as the Antarctic Concordia station (COGNIPOLE, ESCOM) or on the Short Arm Human Centrifuge (SAHC) developed by ESA. In june 2013, together with other Scientists and space professionals he contributed to found the “Suborbital Research Association”, the SRA, a non-profit association which aims at developing the interest for Science performed in suborbital space plane. Since 2010 he is the Scientific Principal Investigator of the ESA project: “Three-dimensional Ballistocardiography in microgravity” (B3D) which will fly in the International Space Station on the horizon 2018. Since 2013 he returned to ULB where he is orienting the research activities of the LPHYS research unit which is part of the department of Cardiology of the Erasme Hospital. He is now actively involved in the development of the Heart-Kinetics Spin-off project which is based on technology that he developed for the monitoring of the cardiac function of astronauts.

Mr. Jean Monfils, M. Biomjean-ided. Eng.

He received a master degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in 2015. He joined the team in February 2016 and is now the Researcher Entrepreneur of the Heart-Kinetics Spin-Off project based on past research funded by the European Space Agency and which recently got the support of Innoviris (Institut Bruxellois pour la Recherche et l’Innovation).


Mr. Amin Hossein, M. Biomed. Eng.amin-id

He received a master degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in 2016 and is now a Ph.D. candidate. He is involved in electronic development and smart-phone application development.



Students working on a Master thesis:

Jose Ignacio Juarez Del Rio, Master of Medicine

Past members of the team:

Viviana Mucci, B.Sc. Med Physiol. M.Sc. Space Physiol.

Quentin Delière, M. Sc. Physics

Laurent Lejeune, M. Biomed. Eng.

Alexandre Almorad, MD.

Past Students working on a Master thesis:

Iuliana Vulpe, M. Biomed Eng.

Hugo Klarenberg, M. Biomed.

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